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New Chelsea Boss Sarri Accused Of “Dismantling” Napoli Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Chelsea Unveil New Head Coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been accused of trying to dismantle the Napoli squad by club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. Sarri had been in charge of the Serie A club for three seasons before making the move to Stamford Bridge with the Italian taking highly-rated midfielder Jorginho to London with him. The transfer seemed to go without a hitch and was …

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Klopp Defends Liverpool Spending: “Nobody Forgets What You Say”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended the club’s spending following the re-emergence of comments from 2016 where the German criticised Manchester United over their move for Paul Pogba. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp dismissed the idea that he was being hypocritical in his spending following Liverpool’s record-breaking £67 million move for Roma keeper Alisson. “That’s the problem these days, hey? …

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Done Deal: Leicester Sign Goalkeeper Danny Ward From Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Danny Ward of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on February 12, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Welsh international goalkeeper Danny Ward has joined Leicester City on a four-year deal from Premier League rivals Liverpool. Coach Claude Puel already has Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel as his first choice ‘keeper but the 25-year-old Ward adds back-up. #lcfc have agreed terms with Liverpool for the transfer of goalkeeper Danny Ward ??#WelcomeWard ➡️ https://t.co/2CC0eNcLGr pic.twitter.com/raVR2abdUW — Leicester City (@LCFC) July 20, 2018 …

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James McClean Closing In On £6m Championship Switch

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: A dejected James McClean of West Bromwich Albion after going from 0-1 to ending the match 2-1 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

James McClean’s West Bromwich Albion career looks set to come to an end in the very near future. The Irish international arrived at Stoke City’s Clayton Wood training ground on Friday morning, with a view to completing a £5m (plus an additional £1m in add-ons) move to the fellow Championship side as per regional outlets Stoke Sentinel and Express and Star. Assuming the …

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Aston Villa On The Verge Of Middle-Eastern Takeover [Report]

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Crest detail of Aston Villa bench is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on October 3, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Aston Villa’s financial problems could soon be at an end, with reports of a Middle Eastern takeover gathering momentum. As per reports on Friday morning, Villa are in advanced negotiations over a deal which would see current owner Tony Xia agree to a full sale of the financially-struggling club. #avfc in advanced negotiations with a Middle East consortium, believed to …

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Done Deal: Liverpool Confirm The World-Record Signing Of Alisson Becker

It’s official – Liverpool now possess the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The Premier League side have confirmed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma. The fee, previously reported as €75m all-in, will instead be worth a maximum of €72.5m (€62.5m + €10m in add-ons), as confirmed by the Serie A side. ?? x ?https://t.co/t4msWAm2sU pic.twitter.com/jTq9gqOFI4 — …

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Charlie Adam Aims A Dig At Liverpool New-Boy Xherdan Shaqiri

Charlie Adam has accused former Stoke City teammate Xherdan Shaqiri of going missing when times were tough during last season’s battle against relegation. Adam, appearing on TalkSport on Thursday morning, questioned the commitment of some of Stoke’s higher-profile players in their (ultimately unsuccessful) bid to stave off the drop and claimed that some of them, including Shaqiri, “got away with …

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Roma Defend Decision To Sell €75m Alisson Becker To Liverpool

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 10: Alisson Becker of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg between AS Roma and FC Barcelona at Stadio Olimpico on April 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Roma have explained their rationale for agreeing to sell goalkeeper Alisson Becker to Liverpool – and have insisted that it does not show a lack of ambition. The Brazilian international is all set to seal a £67m move to Anfield in the coming hours – a world-record fee for a player in his position – and, naturally, some Giallorossi fans …

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Liverpool Agree £10m Deal To Sell Goalkeeper Danny Ward [Report]

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 01: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Danny Ward of Liverpool during a Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on May 01, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

With one goalkeeper coming in at Liverpool on Thursday, another loos set to be on his way out. While Alisson Becker is seemingly hours away from completing a £67m transfer from Roma, the club are reportedly in talks to sell Danny Ward. The 25-year-old had been due to start in Liverpool’s friendly match against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday night, but …

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Oxlade-Chamberlain To Miss The Majority Of The Season Through Injury

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the vast majority of the 2018-19 season and competitive game time before the end of the campaign would be a bonus. The midfielder sustained multiple ligament damage when attempting a tackle during the first half of the Champions League tie with AS Roma at Anfield in April. The 24-year-old underwent a …

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Signing Alisson Becker For €75m Is A Necessary Gamble For Liverpool

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Goalkeeper Alisson of Brazil looks on during the international friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Liverpool look set to fix a long-standing problem – at considerable financial cost – with the impending arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker. A €75m deal has been agreed between Liverpool and Roma for the 25-year-old’s services, with only personal terms and a medical keeping Alisson from becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time by some distance. A deal such as …

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Sky Sports Reveal Premier League Fixtures Exclusive To Irish Customers

Sky Sports have revealed a whole host of top-quality Premier League fixtures which will be shown exclusively to Irish customers.  Seven Saturday 3 pm kick-offs will be shown exclusively to those in the Republic of Ireland. They are as follows: Huddersfield v Chelsea Aug 11th Spurs v Fulham Aug 18th Arsenal v West Ham Aug 25th Burnley v Man Utd Sep 1st Newcastle v …

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